Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 300.4
Dysthymic disorder
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 300.4 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 300.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anxiety associated w depression
  • Anxiety depression
  • Anxiety with depression
  • Depression, reactive
  • Dysthymia
  • Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder
  • Reactive depression
  • Reactive depression (situational)
Clinical Information
  • A term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic.
  • Chronic affective disorder characterized by either relatively mild depressive symptoms or marked loss of pleasure in usual activities.
  • Chronically depressed mood that occurs for most of the day more days than not for at least 2 years. The required minimum duration in children to make this diagnosis is 1 year. During periods of depressed mood, at least 2 of the following additional symptoms are present: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self esteem, poor concentration or difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness. (dsm-iv)
  • Depression precipitated by events in a person's life.
300.4 Excludes
  • adjustment reaction with depressive symptoms (309.0-309.1)
  • depression NOS (311)
  • manic-depressive psychosis, depressed type (296.2-296.3)
  • reactive depressive psychosis (298.0)
Applies To
  • Anxiety depression
  • Depression with anxiety
  • Depressive reaction
  • Neurotic depressive state
  • Reactive depression
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 300.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F34.1 Dysthymic disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 300.4:
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